Key practices for handling difficult conversations in cancer care

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Published: 19 Apr 2023
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Dr Madelaine Amurao-Amante - Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, Manila, Philippines

Dr Madelaine Amurao-Amante presents her talk at Choosing Wisely Philippines 2023 about key practices for handling difficult conversations in cancer care.

She uses a patient case study to take us through three common conversations that occur in cancer care which include disclosing serious news, the goals of care and advance directives and prognosis and dying.

Dr Amurao-Amante concludes by outlining her key takeaway messages from this talk such as making sure we are well prepared to respond to emotions presented by cancer patients and their families.